Life can change in the blink of an eye – a sister is born with disabilities, a plane crashes into a mountain, long-dormant cancer cells awaken. Is it chance—or destiny? Anna wonders. Then, nine months after her husband dies, she takes things into her own hands, leaves behind the sister she’s always felt responsible for, and moves to Kingfisher, a supposedly-tranquil island in the Salish Sea. On Kingfisher Anna meets Sam, a man-of-few-words who generally prefers birds to people. When he warns Anna against getting involved in a community controversy that’s threatening to explode, she scoffs. Then, wanting to support her teenage grandson and his Youth Against Ecocide friends, she’s drawn into a much bigger battle, one that takes her life in a direction she never could have predicted.More info →
|Like a Child to Home offers sharply-honed realistic insight into the world of social work on Canada’s West Coast. It is a clear, dispassionate portrayal of one professional, Wally Rose, his colleagues, his clients, his world. Wally tackles difficult cases with understated humour and compassion, while facing an internal investigation into his conduct after a complaint is made against him.
As an unforgiving November unfolds, we enter the little known, barely understood world of lives lived on the fringes of conventional society and a few of the people who try to provide support despite a bureaucratic maze.